Is Inaction The Root Cause Of Your Issues?
What's up, everyone?
I know this year has been tough for most of us. We've all been forced to deal with silent battles, and we've all gone through hardship. Whoever is out there reading this right now, I know that there have been things in your life that have interfered with your happiness. There have been things that have interfered with your peace, and there have been things that seem to have prevented you from becoming the person you know you deserve to be. How do I know that? Because if you're reading this, I know that you're human, and no human is exempt from hardship.
We're all bad at forgiving ourselves.
Whenever I fall short of my goals, my soul feels a little bit of suffering. It's hard for me to sleep at night, or to be at peace, because there is a war I'm fighting within myself. The war has to do with knowing how much more I want from life, but guess what? Receiving more requires more in return. The prerequisite to progression is action, which is why I want to talk about action today.
I don't know who you are, but I know you have work to do. You have work to do on yourself, and you have work to do when it comes to your peace. You have work to do in general, because let me tell you something—the root cause of so much unhappiness is inaction. The root cause of so much loss and pain is the refusal to get up and do something. If you don't move your body, you're going to get sick. If you don't work on your mindset, you're going to cultivate toxicity. If you don't work on your spiritual health, you'll never be truly fulfilled.
We all have a source of peace. It's different for all of us. For some of you out there reading this, it might be taking your kids to the park. For others, it might be going on a hike, or starting a business. It might be just walking around the block, or deciding to eat a little better. Regardless of what brings you peace, I promise you there is something out there that will.
Picture yourself three years from now. Picture yourself stuck in your suffering, because you didn't act when you needed to. At the end of the day, life is harsh—we ultimately only deserve what we settle for. When you see your older self in your mind's eye, what do you see? Do you see your best self, or do you see someone on a downward spiral? Although that question might seem slightly depressing, I've got some good news for you. No matter who you see yourself as three years from now, you have plenty of time to become your best self. In three years, I want you to be able to look back and thank yourself for working hard and cultivating peace.
It all starts with you.